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Take Classes Online

Over 500 courses, from algebra to yoga, are available through Universal Class with your Lexington Public Library account.
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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Writing Contest

Village Branch is holding a writing contest for children in grades K-5. Tell us what the Library means to you, and enter to win a bicycle!
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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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Enjoy the Sounds and Spirits

Live bluegrass music by Dove Creek, hors d'oeuvres, beer and this year's featured bourbon, Blanton's! Have fun and help raise funds for your library.
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Are you ready, player one?

Join us in a city-wide Pac-Man tournament for the ages! Bragging rights are on the line.
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Ready, Set, Go!

Members of our staff are running the KY Derby Festival Marathon Relay on April 19th. Help us reach our fundraising goal, and cheer us on as we train for the finish line!

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Wednesday, June 25th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, June 25th
10:00am - 10:30am
Toddler Time
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Come enjoy this high-energy program for twos & threes. Through interactive stories, music, movement & crafts, we'll promote early literacy skills & make new friends.
Wednesday, June 25th
10:30am
First Steps Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: baby (1-2 years)
Experience fun with songs, finger plays, and books! This storytime lasts approximately 15 minutes, making it great for wigglers!
Wednesday, June 25th
11:00am - 11:45am
Preschool Storytime
Eagle Creek Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage math, science, and literacy skills.
Wednesday, June 25th
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Silly Science with Wile E. Coyote
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Watch a Looney Tunes cartoon, then do an activity based on the hijinks. Recommended for 6 and up.
Registration begins on June 11th
Wednesday, June 25th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
It's Alive! Explore the Human Body
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
From gross to cool, your body is amazing! Come figure out some of the stuff that makes you tick. For ages 5 & up. Reservations required.
Registration begins on June 11th
Wednesday, June 25th
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Snap Squad: Teen Photography Club
Northside Branch - Production Studio
Age Group: high school, middle school
Join us every Wednesday in June to learn new shooting techniques, studio and natural lighting, photo composition, and theory. Feel free to bring your own camera (any kind will work). Only 10 spots are available, so make sure to register early!
Registration begins on June 4th
Wednesday, June 25th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Balancing Work and Family
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
There are games to get to, homework to be done, chores, bills, personal commitments, appointments and the list goes on… Examine where the imbalances are in your life so that you can create less stress and more success and peace in your personal and family life. Guest speaker...
Registration begins on May 1st
Wednesday, June 25th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nova Night at Northside
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Explore science with the popular PBS show. Recommended for ages 8+. The whole family is welcome!
Wednesday, June 25th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Water Works 101
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
It's easy to take water for granted, but this program presented by the Kentucky American Water Company will bring adults a greater understanding of water in our community---- how it gets to us, what happens to it along the way, and how we can use it wisely. Prior registration...

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, June 26th
9:30am - 11:00am
Using Ancestry.com to Research Your Family History
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults, seniors
This is an introduction to the current version of Ancestry's Library Edition. By the end of the class, students will be able to conduct searches for Census information, vital records information and military information. The student will also be shown the tabbed features:...
Registration begins on June 12th
Thursday, June 26th
10:30am - 12:00pm
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: adults
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Thursday, June 26th
10:30am
Preschool Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, and science skills. 30 minutes
Thursday, June 26th
10:45am - 11:05am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
This lapsit storytime develops early skills via books, songs, fingerplays & activities, all while promoting budding social skills & child-caregiver interaction. No registration required!
Thursday, June 26th
11:00am - 11:30am
Read! Play! Learn!
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Thursday, June 26th
11:15am - 11:35am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
This lapsit storytime develops early skills via books, songs, fingerplays & activities, all while promoting budding social skills & child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months and a parent or caregiver.
Thursday, June 26th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Job Lab @ Central Library
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Open lab time to work on job search skills, resume or cover letter writing skills, and job applications with computer teachers present to answer questions. No reservations required. Bring complete references, job history, education, and any other information you might need for a...
Thursday, June 26th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
GarageBand
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.
Registration begins on June 12th
Thursday, June 26th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Arts Administration: the Business of Music
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
Wonder about a career in the arts? Listen as Philharmonic staff members tell you their stories. Learn about arts management, education, marketing, development, and funding. You'll get a close-up look at what goes on behind the scenes. Brought to you by Friends of the Library....

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, June 26th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
LexPoMo Lexcentric Poetry Open Mic Night
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
Poetry Open Mic Night, celebrating LexPoMo - come and sign up to read or perform ANY type of poetry! The only requirement is to reference Lexington, or anything Lexington-related, in your piece.
Friday, June 27th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Friday, June 27th
10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes
Saturday, June 28th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Photoshop for Photographers
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use Photoshop digital darkroom techniques and Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.
Registration begins on June 14th
Saturday, June 28th
11:00am - 11:30am
Super Saturday Storytimes
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: families
Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!
Saturday, June 28th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, June 28th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Most Dangerous Book Club!
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Do amazing art projects and super science projects! Recommended for kids ages 9 to 13.
Monday, June 30th
10:30am - 12:00pm
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: adults
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Monday, June 30th
11:00am - 11:30am
Jump Baby Jump
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), toddler (2-3 years)
Music and playtime for young toddler. Ages 18-30 months. Registration required, call 231-5500.
Monday, June 30th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Job Lab @ Central Library
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Open lab time to work on job search skills, resume or cover letter writing skills, and job applications with computer teachers present to answer questions. No reservations required. Bring complete references, job history, education, and any other information you might need for a...
Monday, June 30th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Intermediate ESL
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.
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